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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE

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Great walking

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Great views and explainations about The Riverfron.

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Márcia M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a small but nice and peaceful place for walking. If you are visiting the area it is worth taking a look at.

Thank Hayley F
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Great views and explainations about The Riverfron.

Thank Márcia M
New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I took my granddaughters to the Peterson Wildlife Refuge to scoop for tadpoles and small fish. The guide explained how to catch them and then how to release them again. We walked along different trails and saw lots of flowers and plants and some wild creatures. It was a lot of fun.

1 Thank Curt K
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Wilmington's most unappreciated attribute, the River Front walk, ends at the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. This is an awesome sanctuary, a peaceful retreat, that celebrates the beauty of wetlands & wildlife. The boardwalk offers access over the wetlands & ponds and there is always wildlife to admire. It's a place of tranquility, nothing elaborate, just nature.

Thank LeppFrog
Boothwyn, PA
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely, scenic walk right along the Riverfront. Close walk from restaurants. A hidden gem tucked away in all the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Wilmington. Take a leisurely stroll along the Boardwalks and just take in the quiet serenity.

Thank dianaprince4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The much improved boardwalk is filled with trees and flowering shrubs that attract the birds. A great easy walk for families---so bring your binoculars and enjoy the day. Connect with nature.

Thank Melanie M
Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

A nice place to take a walk along the Wilmington Riverfront. You get to see some of the wildlife in Northern Delaware. I think it is a great start to clean the area up.

Thank kennykreider55
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

It is good that duPont sponsored building this wildlife refuge. The landscaping is very intresting although some of the rock sculptures have not held up well to weather and vandalism the past few years. The science building is a peculiar construction that you enter on the second floor. Nice vistas of the marsh and boardwalk nearby -- you can take... More 

1 Thank blerp
Weehawken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a wonderful oasis of wildlife near the heart of Wilmington. We saw a juvenile bald eagle fishing in the river. There are nature trails and education stations on the refuge.

Thank 1hbs1961
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Family members introduced us to this after dining nearby, so while our visit was brief, it was enjoyable. We will be back again when we can explore and spend more time. We visited with family from 7-73 and we all spend 5 min or more watching a rabbit hop on the path below us. While there are stairs, there is... More 

Thank KMc4528

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